Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara

Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara is a huge park that sandwiches East Cabrillo Boulevard.  On the ocean side of Cabrillo the park consists of a palm-lined, narrow strip of park adjacent to East Beach with an oceanfront bike path and walkway from Stearns Wharf to East Beach.  This side of the park is host to Sunday/holiday arts and crafts shows.  The 14,600 square foot Skater's Point skate park is also located on this side of the park.

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Call 805.564.5418 for more information or visit www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/parksrec/parks/features/playgrounds/chase.asp.

On the other side of Cabrillo is a huge 10 acre parcel that features fountains, creeks, a lagoon, carousel, snack bar and a shipwreck playground modeled after an ocean schooner from the turn of the century.

The park is walking distance to Stearns Wharf, the beach, bike rentals, State Street, etc.

From 1999 to 2017, the park was home to a vintage 1916 40 foot in diamater carousel, The carousel was relocated to Fort Hood, Oregon to a museum.

Ventura Harbor Village Carousel and Arcade

Retro look and feel at the Ventura Village Carousel

Retro look and feel at the Ventura Village Carousel

The Ventura Village Carousel and Arcade at Ventura Harbor Village makes for quite an entertaining time and a great place for celebrating a birthday - a 2 hour private party room rental with hot dogs, soda, 36 animal* carousel and arcade access. Learn more at venturaharbor.com/directory/village-carousel.

* An interesting carousel indeed. Not just horses. I see a pig, dog, camels, horses, rabbit, red-nosed reindeer, etc.

Or just stop by Ventura Harbor Village with the kids, try The Parlor (805.658.2837) for burgers, hot dogs and delicious onion rings, grab an ice cream at Coastal Cone, check out the boats, go kayaking or pedal-boating, try a whale watching expedition, etc.

Ventura Harbor Village is at 1567 Spinaker Drive, Ventura.  Call 805.644.3234 for the Carousel/Arcade.  Visit www.venturaharborvillage.com for more information